Aha Moments: Top Black Entrepreneurs Share their Business Inspiration

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True Leadership is Empowering Others

Rank: #230
Three-Year Growth: 1,854.9 percent
2012 Revenue: $2.6 million

"While working in my family’s business, we had more than 1,700 cosmetologists at our annual educational and motivational symposium. As the event organizer, I knew every aspect of the event but my team team did not. That caused a breakdown in communication. I realized then that a great leader is not someone who does everything themselves but someone who creates the vision and builds an exceptional team that is empowered to implement it."—Genea Gidey, CEO